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The Tao Of Chess by Peter Kurzdorfer

Title The Tao Of Chess
Author Peter Kurzdorfer
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2004-07-12
Category Games & Activities
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781440519000
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The real secrets to winning the game of chess - and the game of life Chess mastery has been recognized since ancient times as an unparalleled way to learn political strategy, but until now no book has explored the life lessons chess teaches and how they can transform lives. In The Tao of Chess, the author seamlessly blends the wisdom of a time-honoured spiritual quest for truth with 200 principles that will improve anyone's chess game. By following the author's principles, readers not only come to enjoy the game more, they develop a habit of seeking underlying truth - whether in a chess game or a real-life situation. The Tao of Chess is full of conscise advice, such as: Understanding is more important than memory Fortune favors the brave When you see a good move, wait and look for a better move Mistakes tend to come in bunches Trust your intuition; it's usually right Authoritative and easy to follow, this book will turn every reader into a master strategist.

Title The Tao of the Chessboard
Author Dale Smith
Publisher Dog Ear Publishing
Release Date 2008-07
Category Games
Total Pages 140
ISBN 9781598586732
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Tao of the Chessboard is not about chess although it contains chess puzzles, some cryptic chess jargon and many allusions to the "Royal Game." The Tao of the Chessboard is really an invitation to mastery. There are a multitude of influences converging in this one work: Jewish Wisdom Literature, New Testament literary conventions, Li Po and the Taoist poets, Zen Buddhist images and especially the wisdom of the Tao Te Ching. All of these pieces have been thrown up into the air and have landed on the chessboard to form a coherent whole. These verses invite the reader to a life of discipline and delight. The Tao of the Chessboard also contains two additional works: Forty Years in Haikuand Endgame: Selected Poetry. The former is akin to a spiritual autobiography that is intimately linked to nature and geography. The latter is an offering for the altar of Polyhymnia. DALE SMITH is a perennial student who occasionally earns a degree. He holds a B. A. from Southwest Baptist University (Bolivar, Missouri), an M. Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Fort Worth, Texas) and an S. T. M from Yale University (New Haven, Connecticut). Dale is an avid reader, an amateur chess player and an itinerant preacher. He spends much of his time observing that "sitting quietly, doing nothing, Spring comes and the grass grows by itself." His dream is to visit the lands of Middle-earth and settle down in the Shire. However, he currently lives in Blue Springs, Missouri with Teresa and their halfling, Andrew.

Philosophy Looks At Chess by Benjamin Hale

Title Philosophy Looks at Chess
Author Benjamin Hale
Publisher Open Court
Release Date 2012-03-30
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9780812698183
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Chess, the ancient strategy game, meets the latest, cutting-edge philosophy in this unique book. When 12 philosophers weigh in on one of the world's oldest and most beloved pastimes, the results are often surprising. Philosophical concepts as varied as phenomenology and determinism share the page with a treatise on hip-hop chess tactics and the question of whether Garry Kasparov is, in fact, a cyborg. Putting forth a remarkable array of different views on chess from philosophers with varied chess-proficiency, Philosophy Looks at Chess is an engaging read for chess adherents and the philosophically inclined alike.

The Art Of Learning by Josh Waitzkin

Title The Art of Learning
Author Josh Waitzkin
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2008-05-27
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 265
ISBN 9780743277464
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

An eight-time national chess champion and world champion martial artist shares the lessons he has learned from two very different competitive arenas, identifying key principles about learning and performance that readers can apply to their life goals. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

The Tao Of Wu by The RZA

Title The Tao of Wu
Author The RZA
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2009-10-15
Category Music
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9781101150955
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

From the founder of the Wu-Tang Clan—celebrating their 25th anniversary this year—an inspirational book for the hip hop fan. The RZA, founder of the Wu-Tang Clan, imparts the lessons he's learned on his journey from the Staten Island projects to international superstardom. A devout student of knowledge in every form in which he's found it, he distills here the wisdom he's acquired into seven "pillars," each based on a formative event in his life-from the moment he first heard the call of hip-hop to the death of his cousin and Clan- mate, Russell Jones, aka ODB. Delivered in RZA's unmistakable style, at once surprising, profound, and provocative, The Tao of Wu is a spiritual memoir the world has never seen before, and will never see again. A nonfiction Siddhartha for the hip-hop generation from the author of The Wu-Tang Manual, it will enlighten, entertain, and inspire.

Reaching The Top by Peter Kurzdorfer

Title Reaching the Top
Author Peter Kurzdorfer
Publisher SCB Distributors
Release Date 2015-10-02
Category Games & Activities
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781941270189
Language English, Spanish, and French
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What Does It Take to Play Master-Level Chess? Becoming a master is a goal many chessplayers seek. And for most, it is an unfulfilled dream. Now, for the first time, the topic is squarely addressed. Not by a super grandmaster or high-powered international master, but by a “regular” national master, a master who earned his stripes in the trenches, battling his way to the title. In Reaching the Top?!, author Peter Kurzdorfer shares his journey to the coveted 2200 Elo mark. Using his own games, major topics covered by the author include: Learning From Past Mistakes; Choose Openings to Suit Your Style; Handling Material Inequality; Practical Endgames; How Sound Do Your Openings Need to Be?; When Things Go Terribly Wrong; Overcoming Difficulties; and How to Win. This guide shows what it takes to play at the master level. What you need to know. What you do not need to know. It is a practical presentation that will not only help aspiring masters, but also any player seeking to improve his game. So come on in and sit by the side of a chess master as he plies his craft, marveling at the wonderful, intricate combinations and positional ideas and shuddering at the opportunities that supposedly strong chess players missed time and time again. However, there is one requirement: you do have to love the game and give it your best shot, every game, every move. Mix in some discipline and concentration, and you too may be able to play master-level chess... About the Author After a 30-year adventure spent immersed in chess beginning in the early 1970s, Mr. Kurzdorfer is back. He is a longtime national master, chess teacher, certified coach and tournament director, former contributor and later editor of Chess Life and School Mates magazines, a former judge for the Chess Journalists of America, and author of The Everything Chess Basics Book and the Tao of Chess.

Title Chess and Checkers the Way to Mastership
Author Edward Lasker
Publisher Good Press
Release Date 2019-11-22
Category Fiction
Total Pages 189
ISBN EAN:4057664634696
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

"Chess and Checkers : the Way to Mastership" by Edward Lasker. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Title Chess Workbook for Children
Author Todd Bardwick
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2006
Category Chess for children
Total Pages 188
ISBN 0976196212
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Chess Workbook for Children is a fun, comprehensive workbook and instruction book for children (and adults) who are new to chess or who are in the beginning stages of learning to play the royal game. Two hundred problems with a comprehensive answer key are given at two skill levels: Basset Hound (beginner) and Chess Detective (intermediate). The book has large print and is easy to read and understand.

The Seven Deadly Chess Sins by Jonathan Rowson

Title The Seven Deadly Chess Sins
Author Jonathan Rowson
Publisher Scotland's Youngest Grandmaste
Release Date 2001-01-22
Category Games & Activities
Total Pages 207
ISBN PSU:000067302444
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"A British champion discusses the most common causes of disaster in chess"--Cover.

Chess The Easy Way by Reuben Fine

Title Chess the Easy Way
Author Reuben Fine
Publisher Ishi Press
Release Date 2009-01-01
Category Games
Total Pages 200
ISBN 0923891501
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This is the book most recommended by chess coaches for their students. It can perhaps be said that there are primarily four kinds of chess books. 1. Beginner's Books 2. Advance Strategy Books 3. Opening Books 4. Books of Historical Interest What makes "Chess the Easy Way" almost unique is that it spans the first two and touches on the third. It can be said that this book starts off the player at the beginning level and rapidly accelerates, reaching almost the expert level by the end. As a re-printer of out-of-print chess books, I have been absolutely bombarded by chess coaches with requests for a reprinting of this book. I get not only more requests for this book than any other book, but I get more requests for this book than ALL OTHER CHESS BOOKS COMBINED.

Title Chess Versus Checkers
Author Jack Ryan
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date 2017-05
Category
Total Pages 112
ISBN 1545426902
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Do you have a dream job in mind, but think that you don't have the experience or qualifications to land the position? Can you think of a time that you lost a job to someone when you thought you were more qualified? What if I told you that dream job is in reach right now. There is a way to be certain you landed the career you are after before you leave the interview. The secret is understanding the hidden language of the interview. This book will enable you to decode the questions your interviewer poses to you to understand exactly what information they are after. We then go one step further and teach you how to craft responses using this hidden language that will resonate with your interviewer so they see you as not only the best option, but the only option for the position. This book is a road map to the career of your dreams. Its time to change the interview game and start playing chess while your competition is still playing checkers.

Head Shoulders Knees And Toes Coloring Book by Bobo's Children Activity Books

Title Head Shoulders Knees and Toes Coloring Book
Author Bobo's Children Activity Books
Publisher Bobo's Children Activity Books
Release Date 2016-06-08
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN 1683274695
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Color and learn about the different parts of the human body. Kids love to color because it is edutaining and it doesn't feel like study at all. It's a hands-on activity that facilitates the easy absorption and retention of key information. Color the lines, curves and angles to improve motor skills and hand and eye coordination, too. Grab a copy n

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Author 阿城
Publisher Chinese University Press
Release Date 2005
Category Games & Activities
Total Pages 129
ISBN 9629962373
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Set in the tumultuous years of China's Cultural Revolution, tells the tale of the transformation of Wang Yisheng from an obsessive chess player into an enlightened chess master who understands the Tao of life.

Fallen Descent by Meg Castro

Title Fallen Descent
Author Meg Castro
Publisher Bohlander House Press
Release Date 2017-03-25
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN 099865180X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Ana Gefallen believes in the good in people. As a drug-rehabilitation counselor, she has dedicated her life to helping troubled teens find better paths forward. She has recently adopted thirteen-year-old Cassie, an opera savant with a traumatic past. Ana may believe in good, but she also knows exactly what evil looks like. She sees it in her dreams and in her reflection. Wherever she goes, the demon Mephistopheles follows. Ana, as the oldest family member of her generation, is the bearer of a terrible curse. Ever since her ancestor Johann Faust made a deal with a demon, his line has been plagued by Mephistopheles. The demon enjoys tormenting Ana in any way he can. Ana's brother, cousin, and best friend all vow to help her break the curse. They refuse to let Mephistopheles destroy the woman they all care for. At the same time, Ana grows closer to a new coworker, Erik. If she can rid herself of her demonic stalker, she can start a new chapter of her life with him. In this supernatural adventure, Ana will find out that Erik has secrets of his own and that she

Title The Art of War Meets the Black Strategy
Author Vincent DeGruy
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2016-10-25
Category
Total Pages 76
ISBN 1539753344
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Chess players have long dreamed of a winning strategy for black. Previous strategies have produced mostly losses for black. It is unrealistic for black to expect to begin winning more using the white strategy of 'control the center and win the endgame.' It is time for a more effective approach. -------Part One introduces the reader to Alexander the Great, Hannibal of Carthage, and King Leonidas of Sparta. Each of these leaders defeated an army which controlled the center and possessed superior numbers. The same strategy has been successfully applied to the black side of the chess board by a handful of Grandmasters. ---------The Black Strategy illuminates the way forward. This strategy has been referred to as the Hippopotamus Defense. The reason is that, like the Hippo, the Black position develops into something which appears slow and lethargic. However, once it engages with White forces, it is like a combination of behemoth and leviathan. White inevitably will send some pieces to the Black side of the board where they will get tangled up and eliminated. Eventually, the Black juggernaut will grind the White player into submission. ------------The Hippo is quite fierce once it engages with opponents. It is not easily handled and it causes a lot of confusion for White players who have extremely limited experience with it.---------Part Two draws inspiration from the works of Sun Tzu (The Art of War) and Miyamoto Musashi (The Book of Five Rings). Sun Tzu (Chinese general, military strategist, and philosopher) wrote the original Art of War 2500 years ago. It is the definitive work on military strategy and tactics. Musashi was undefeated in over 60 duels. The Book of Five Rings is the ultimate guide to one-on-one dueling with an eye towards total victory. -----------The knowledge from these two books is synthesized and applied to the game of chess. The reader is introduced to a new way of analyzing the situations which arise on the chess board, and responding forcefully with accurate moves.

The Chess Queen by Valerie Edwards

Title The Chess Queen
Author Valerie Edwards
Publisher CreateSpace
Release Date 2015-06-21
Category
Total Pages 426
ISBN 1514253283
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In 1986, Elizabeth Ward Hoskins died leaving the contents of her home on Cape Cod to my husband, Donald Ward Bennett Edwards. He grew up in California unaware of his Ward family history in Boston. He had the opportunity while still a young boy to meet his great aunt, Elizabeth Bruen Perkins (Bessie), who speaks for the family in this biographical book which begins with her grandfather, Samuel Gray Ward, a prominent member of Boston's society and patron to many writers and artists. In Ralph Waldo Emerson's book, Letter to a Friend, the friend referred to is Samuel Gray Ward with whom he had a life long friendship. Elizabeth Hoskins, like many New England families of that era, never threw away items such as letters, news articles, scrapbooks and post cards. While working to dispose many of the items in the house unaware of the many famous people acquainted with the family, I discovered a manuscript dated 1928 written by Howard Ridgely Ward, the brother of Elizabeth Perkins. In it he described his life with the Thomas Wren Wards of New York and his Bostonian grandparents. It became obvious that there was a fascinating story to be written and so I began. It took two years to transcribe all the material at which time I began to relate closely with the course of the life of Elizabeth Perkins. Events, except for very few, in The Chess Queen actually took place, only the dialogue with its emotional content is my own. I know Bessie spoke through me to tell her story.

Unorthodox Chess Openings by Eric Schiller

Title Unorthodox Chess Openings
Author Eric Schiller
Publisher Cardoza
Release Date 2003-01-07
Category Games & Activities
Total Pages 528
ISBN 1580420729
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This must-have bible to every unorthodox chess opening and variation ever played and currently in vogue includes more than 1,200 weird, controversial, unconventional, arrogant, and downright strange opening strategies! Great for shocking and surprising opponents!

Title Breaking SSAT Math Middle Level
Author Amanda Yang
Publisher Ho Math Chess
Release Date 2017-09-04
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN 1988300371
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

I spent more than ten years writing this book. I take it very seriously. I corrected all the mistakes I could find in this book in September, 2017, but the old comment is still here. If any one can find two or more mistakes in this book, email me, I will mail you an updated new book. Amanda Yang [email protected] October 2017

The Chess Player S Handbook by Howard Staunton

Title The Chess player s Handbook
Author Howard Staunton
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1866
Category Chess
Total Pages 518
ISBN KBNL:KBNL03000043231
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Say No to Chess Principles
Author Bareev Evgeny
Publisher Thinkers Publishing
Release Date 2019-05-28
Category
Total Pages 279
ISBN 9492510510
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

I decided to comment on my own games, among which are ones of significance. But as you will see, they are not necessarily grouped according to quality, but by specific topics. I chose those that featured unique, non-standard games, inventive approaches, as well as those involving less trivial evaluations. Sometimes the games cover more than one topic, which is something hinted at by the diagrams. For the sake of ease I wanted to show only a minimum number of variations, but at the same time I did not want to gloss over or skip any critical moments and mistakes. I also wanted to make the difficult seem simple and accessible, and to make the diagrams useful as training material for various levels of difficulty.